What is a Venture Coach?

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Venture Coach Program

The Venture Coach at the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship is a trained professional who provides guidance, support, and mentorship to students, faculty, and alumni who are interested in starting and growing their own businesses or ventures.

The role of a venture coach is to help entrepreneurs develop their ideas and turn them into successful businesses. They work closely with their students to understand their goals and challenges, provide feedback and guidance, and help them navigate the complexities of launching and growing a venture. They can provide advice on a wide range of topics, including business planning, marketing, fundraising, team building, and operations.

The Venture Coach Program at the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship is a free resource available to all University of Manitoba students to help lead them in their entrepreneurial journey. Students are encouraged to book a meeting in person or virtually at any stage in the start-up to receive valuable feedback in idea vetting, feasibility studies, financial modelling, market research, cash flow projections, or to simply bounce around ideas with another entrepreneur!

The Stu Clark Venture Coach

Who is the Venture Coach?

Book a Meeting with the Venture Coach

To set up your free meeting with the Venture Coach, please follow the steps below:

  1. Set up your Startup Tree Account. 
  2. Click "Mentor" on the top menu
  3. Click the blue button "Book Meeting Now". From here you can view a calendar and book in a meeting at a time that is convenient for you.
  4. If there are any materials you would like us to review before the meeting, please send through the Startup Tree platform

If you have any questions about how to set up your account please stop by our office or send us an email carine.bado@umanitoba.ca or call (204) 474-8635



The Venture Coach is very approachable and is very knowledgable about the fine points of entrepreneurship. He is an excellent resource to utilize for any questions related to starting a business and is always willing to help!
Matias Bueno Faculty of Recreational Management Student